St. Paul Approves Master Plan for Thousands of New Jobs and Homes

A new neighborhood dubbed “The Heights” is planned for the East Side of St. Paul, Minnesota.

June 3, 2022, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


A conceptual rendering of a large development, with several buildings of about 7 or 8 stories high surrounding an open green space.

A 112-acre site on the East Side of St. Paul will be converted to a mixed-use development called The Heights, shown here in a March 2022 rendering. | St. Paul Port Authority

“The St. Paul City Council voted 5-0 to approve the Hillcrest master plan, setting the stage for major commercial and residential redevelopment of the 112-acre former golf course and country club on the city’s East Side,” reports Frederick Melo for Pioneer Press.

“The goal is to situate as many as 1,000 new jobs and 1,000 new residences at the property, recently dubbed ‘The Heights,” adds Melo. The master plan calls for light industry and a range of residential housing types, according to the article.

Melo provided more details of the big master plan and development in separate articles published in December 2021 and April 2022.

A full collection of renderings for the project is available at the St. Paul Port Authority website.

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